Global Fund Support Is Critical To Ending AIDS, TB, Malaria
Huffington Post: Our Shared Responsibility: Ending AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Susan Blumenthal, public health editor for the Huffington Post, and Shaina Vinayek, Allen Rosenfield public policy fellow at amfAR
“…[I]n this year of the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day with its theme of ‘Shared Responsibility: Strengthening Results for an AIDS-Free Generation,’ what better time to reaffirm every nation’s support for the lifesaving work of the Global Fund. There is still time for donor countries, private sector organizations, and individuals to contribute and it is vital that they do so for at least two important reasons: building a healthier future for people worldwide, and fostering critical partnerships and collaborations that connect communities and countries in a shared mission and responsibility. Just think: If all high income countries were to contribute just $4 per person annually over the next three years of this replenishment cycle (approximately 0.03 percent of their 2012 GDPs) — and several have made this commitment already — an AIDS-free generation might be achievable in our lifetimes. And what a victory that would be for humanity” (1/31).